3D-Printed, Magnetic Closures Prevent Shoe Laces from Coming Undone

Published by , January 3, 2017 4:48 am

(YahooSports) Additive manufacturing gurus Noe and Pedro Ruiz’s latest project involves as a step-by-step tutorial for anyone wanting to 3D print their own magnetic shoelace closures. The closures are to prevent shoe laces from coming undone.
The project is designed to be educational by teaching CAD skills and problem solving. As Ruiz said, it’s also the perfect illustration of what 3D printing can achieve, since the project involves each creator making slight alterations to fit his or her shoe. “Every shoe is different in terms of size, color, and shape,” Ruiz said. “Making a customizable design is the killer app for 3D printing.”

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